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Bourbon Tasting with Susan Reigler

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Saturday, April 24, 2021 - 7:00pm

Saturday, April 24th @ 7pm - VIRTUAL EVENT

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Join Susan Reigler as she guides you in a tasting of Kentucky bourbons. Each registrant may stop by the store before the event to pick up paired snack packages with which to enhance their tasting experience! We will also have on-hand copies signed by Susan and Peggy Noe Stevens’ newest epicurean guidebook, Which Fork Do I Use With My Bourbon?, also available below.

Susan will be illuminating the experience of tasting both a traditional (Old Forrester) and a wheated bourbon (Maker’s Mark), which are available for purchase in mini bottles at The Wine Rack.  If you’re looking to enhance your appreciation of the nuances of Kentucky’s fine elixir, and especially if you enjoy spirit tasting as an aspect of local travel or entertaining guests, you won’t want to miss this! Invite a friend!

 

"Reading this book made me feel excited about all the parties and gatherings I will have once [the pandemic is] over. I have a renewed sense of the urgency to show friends and loved ones how much they mean to me, and what better way to do that than with a bourbon tasting party." -- Alcohol Professor

 

Among award-winning writer Susan Reigler’s books are Kentucky Bourbon Country: The Essential Travel Guide (3rd ed.), The Kentucky Bourbon Cocktail Book, The Bourbon Tasting Notebook (2nd ed.), and The American Whiskey Tasting Notebook.  Her latest, co-authored with Peggy Noe Stevens, is Which Fork Do I Use with My Bourbon? – Setting the Table for Tastings, Food Pairings, Dinner, and Cocktail Parties, was released in 2020.

From 1992 to 2005, Reigler was restaurant critic and beverage columnist for the Louisville Courier-Journal. Currently she is a contributing writer to Bourbon+, American Whiskey Magazine (for which she writes whiskey tasting notes and ratings), LEO Weekly, and is bourbon columnist for Food & Dining and Covey Rise magazines.

Reigler is past president of the Bourbon Women Association and has hosted tastings and been featured in whiskey festivals throughout the United States, including in Chicago, New Orleans, Savannah, Seattle, Louisville, and Smithfield, Virginia. From 2020 to 2021 she served as president of Kentucky chapter of Les Dames d’Escoffier International, an organization of women culinary professionals. She is a Certified Executive Bourbon Steward, a member of the Order of the Writ, and a graduate of Indiana and Oxford Universities.

 

 

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$29.95
ISBN: 9781949669091
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Published: South Limestone - May 2nd, 2020

A good bottle of bourbon should be enjoyed in good company. During their travels in bourbon country and beyond to conduct tastings and seminars, entertainment experts Peggy Noe Stevens and Susan Reigler often heard the question, "How do I do this in my home?" This book is their definitive answer.


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Join Susan Reigler as she guides you in the tasting of Kentucky's finest elixir.

Brooke Lauren Davis in conversation with Anne Bogel

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Monday, May 24, 2021 - 7:00pm
2720 Frankfort Avenue
Louisville, KY 40206

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Join us for a live, in-person event at Carmichael's new events space for the launch of Brooke Lauren Davis' exciting debut novel! Attendance will be limited, masks are required. Any web or in person orders made before the end of the event will receive a signed copy of this promising author's first novel.

 

A gripping, twisty, thought-provoking YA debut about a girl caught in a web of betrayal and revenge, for fans of Sadie.

Phoenix and mom Nina have spent years on the road, using their charm and wits to swindle and steal to get by. Now they’ve made it to their ultimate destination, Mom’s hometown of Jasper Hollow. The plan: bring down Ellis Bowman, the man who ruined Nina’s life.
After Phoenix gets caught spying, she spins a convincing story that inadvertently gives her full access to the Bowman family. As she digs deeper into their secrets, she finds herself entrenched in the tale of a death and a disappearance that doesn’t entirely line up with what Mom has told her. Who, if anyone, is telling the whole truth?
Debut author Brooke Lauren Davis explores the murkiness of right and wrong, of choices and consequences and heroes and villains, in an eerily compelling and wholly satisfying small-town saga.

 

Brooke Lauren Davis grew up in a small town in Southern Ohio, graduated with a B.A. in English and Creative Writing from Franklin College, and now lives in Louisville, Kentucky. An indie bookseller, she’s long been drawn to stories about small towns with big secrets. This is her debut novel. @bdaviswriter • brookedavisauthor.com

Anne Bogel is an author, the creator of the blog Modern Mrs. Darcy, and host of What Should I Read Next? podcast. Her newest book Don't Overthink It: Make Easier Decisions, Stop Second-Guessing, and Bring More Joy to Your Life came out on March 3, 2020.

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ISBN: 9781547606115
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Published: Bloomsbury YA - May 25th, 2021

Sadie meets The Glass Castle in a smart, gripping, and twisty YA debut about a girl seeking to reveal the truth about her mother-and herself.


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Ouita Michel in conversation with Ed Lee

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Tuesday, May 11, 2021 - 7:00pm

Ouita Michel in conversation with Ed Lee in a virtual event May 11th, 7pm.

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Beloved and nationally acclaimed Kentucky chef-restaurateurs go tete-a-tete about Ouita's delightful new cookbook, Just a Few Miles South: Timeless Recipes from our Favorite Places, featured recently in the Courier Journal

"Just a Few Miles South: Timeless Recipes from our Favorite Places" features 150 recipes for popular menu items at Windy Corner MarketWallace StationThe Midway Bakery & Cafe and other Michel restaurants.

In her long-awaited book, Michel shares stories of these recipes, the restaurants and staffs that cook and serve them, her love for the personalities who dine at her tables throughout the Bluegrass State and who often inspired dishes."

Ouita Michel is a six-time James Beard Foundation Award nominee, including nominations for Outstanding Restaurateur and Best Chef Southeast. Michel and her restaurants are regularly featured in local and national media, such as the New York Times, Southern Living, Garden & Gun, Food Network, and the Cooking Channel. She was a guest judge on Bravo's Top Chef series. She lives in Midway, Kentucky.

Join us for this terrific event, sure to be loved by any foodie, entertainer, and lover of southern flavors. 

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By Ouita Michel, Sara Gibbs (Editor), Genie Graf (Editor)
$24.95
ISBN: 9781950564095
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Published: Fireside Industries - April 27th, 2021

For twenty years, diners in the Bluegrass have been able to satisfy their cravings for Ouita Michel's sustainable, farm-to-table cuisine at her many acclaimed restaurants. Each restaurant -- from Wallace Station to Holly Hill Inn -- features dishes that combine Kentucky's bounty with Michel's celebrated vision.


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David Arnold and Silas House

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Thursday, April 1, 2021 - 7:00pm

Thurs. April 1 @ 7PM - VIRTUAL EVENT

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David Arnold lives in Lexington, Kentucky,with his (lovely) wife and (creative) son. He is the New York Times bestselling author of Mosquitoland, Kids of Appetite,& The Strange Fascinations of Noah Hypnotik, which has been optioned for film by Paramount.

Silas House is the New York Times bestselling author of six novels, including one for young adults (Eli the Good) and one for middle graders, Same Sun Here.  He has most recently been published in The Atlantic, Time, The New York Times, Ecotone, and many other publications. He teaches in the Spalding School of Writing and serves as the NEH Chair at Berea College. 

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The Electric Kingdom Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780593202227
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Published: Viking Books for Young Readers - February 9th, 2021

New York Times bestseller David Arnold's most ambitious novel to date; Station Eleven meets The 5th Wave in a genre-smashing story of survival, hope, and love amid a ravaged earth.


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ISBN: 9781949467246
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Published: Blair - July 7th, 2020

In his New York Times bestselling debut novel, Silas House introduced himself as an important voice for Appalachia, and indeed, for the entire rural South.


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Carmichael's Community Book Club

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Tuesday, May 25, 2021 - 7:00pm

Our virtual book club pick for May 2021 is Shuggie Bain by Douglas Stuart

 

Topic: Book Club - May 2021

Time: May 25, 2021 07:00 PM 

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Meeting ID: 949 5533 6804

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ISBN: 9780802148506
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Published: Grove Press - October 13th, 2020

WINNER OF THE BOOKER PRIZE
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER


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Carmichael's Community Book Club

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Tuesday, April 27, 2021 - 7:00pm
Louisville,

Carmichaels Virtual Book club will reading No One Is Talking About This by Patricia Lockwood for our April pick!

We're meeting on Zoom at 7pm on the last Tuesday of the month. 

 

Topic: Book Club - April 2021

Time: Apr 27, 2021 07:00 PM

https://zoom.us/j/93210954067

Meeting ID: 932 1095 4067

 

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$25.00
ISBN: 9780593189580
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Published: Riverhead Books - February 16th, 2021

A NATIONAL BESTSELLER
FINALIST FOR THE WOMEN’S PRIZE 

 
“A book that reads like a prose poem, at once sublime, profane, intimate, philosophical, witty and, eventually, deeply moving.” New York Times Book Review, Editors’ Choice
 


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Carmichael's Community Book Club

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Tuesday, March 30, 2021 - 7:00pm

 

Carmichael's Book Club is back from our holiday hiatus! We're meeting virtually on Zoom on the last Tuesday of every month at 7pm.

Our March pick is The Glass Hotel by Emily St. John Mandel. Get it for 20% off this month at Carmichael's Bookstore!

 

Meeting link: https://zoom.us/j/93467502448

Meeting ID: 934 6750 2448

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ISBN: 9780525562948
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Published: Vintage - February 16th, 2021

ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR:
THE NEW YORKER - NPR - TIME - THE WASHINGTON POST- ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY - AND MORE

"The perfect novel. . . . Freshly mysterious." --The Washington Post


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Kentucky Women's Book Festival-Virtual

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Saturday, March 13, 2021 - 10:00am to 12:30pm
Virtual
Louisville, KY

Featuring Cassie Chambers author of HILL WOMEN: FINDING FAMILY AND A WAY FORWARD IN THE APPALACHIAN MOUNTAINS and authors from Louisville Story Program's THE FIGHTS WE FOUGHT HAVE BROUGHT US HERE.  Authors include Halima Omar, Naudia Green, Persia Archie-Smith, and Anila Cherry.

Live of Microsoft Teams

Event is Free, but registration is required. 

How to Join the Kentucky Women’s Book Festival Event on Microsoft Teams

After registering, you will be sent a calendar invite to be able to join us virtually on Microsoft Teams.

  • We ask that all participants have their mic muted and cameras off during the program.
  • You can put questions in the chat or Raise Your Hand to be called on to verbally ask your question with your camera being turned on as an option during the Q&A sessions.
  • We will take a group photo during the program asking participants who are comfortable to turn on their camera.

You can join a Teams meeting anytime, from any device, whether or not you have a Teams account. If you don't have an account, follow these steps to join as a guest.

  1. Desktop
    1. Go to the meeting invite and select Join Microsoft Teams Meeting.
    2. That'll open a web page, where you'll see two choices: Download the Windows app and Join on the web instead. If you join on the web, you can use either Microsoft Edge or Google Chrome. Your browser may ask if it's okay for Teams to use your mic and camera. Be sure to allow it so you'll be seen and heard in your meeting.
    3. Enter your name and choose your audio and video settings. If the meeting room (or another device that's connected to the meeting) is nearby, choose Audio off to avoid disrupting. Select Phone audio if you want to listen to the meeting on your mobile phone.
    4. When you're ready, hit Join now.
    5. This will bring you into the meeting lobby. The meeting organizer will admit you into the program.
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      1. In the meeting invite, select Join Microsoft Teams Meeting.
      2. If you do not already have the Teams mobile app, you'll be taken to your app store to download it.
      3. Download and open the app.

If you have an Android device, open the app right from the app store page.

If you have an iOS device, tap the meeting link again to open the app.

  1. Next, you'll be given two options for joining your meeting: Join as a guest or Sign in and join. Choose Join as a guest.
  2. Type your name and tap Join meeting.
  3. Once you're in the meeting, you can turn your video or mic on or off by tapping on the center of your screen to show the meeting controls. Tap again to hide them. 
  4. Call-In
    1. On the calendar invite, there is an option to call in using a phone number and conference ID code.
Hill Women: Finding Family and a Way Forward in the Appalachian Mountains Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781984818935
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Published: Ballantine Books - January 12th, 2021

After rising from poverty to earn two Ivy League degrees, an Appalachian lawyer pays tribute to the strong “hill women” who raised and inspired her, and whose values have the potential to rejuvenate a struggling region.

“Destined to be compared to Hillbilly Elegy and Educated.”—BookPage (starred review)


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$27.00
ISBN: 9781984818911
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Published: Ballantine Books - January 7th, 2020

After rising from poverty to earn two Ivy League degrees, an Appalachian lawyer pays tribute to the strong “hill women” who raised and inspired her, and whose values have the potential to rejuvenate a struggling region.

“Destined to be compared to Hillbilly Elegy and Educated.”—BookPage (starred review)


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ISBN: 9780991476572
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Published: Louisville Story Program - October 20th, 2020

Ten young writers from Muhammad Ali's alma mater write about the fights they've fought that have brought them to where they are today.


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JFK: Coming of Age in the American Century, 1917-1956 by Fredrik Logevall

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Tuesday, April 13, 2021 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm
Virtual
Louisville, KY

The Filson Historical Society's Gertrude Polk Brown Lecture Series Presents

Fredrik Logevall

JFK: Coming of Age in the American Century 1917-1956

Tuesday, April 13, 6:00-7:00 p.m. 
Live, Virtual Lecture via Zoom 
Registration Link: https://www.simpletix.com/e/The-Gertrude-Polk-Brown-Lecture-Series-JFK-Coming-Tickets-63137
Free 

 

By the time of his assassination in 1963, John F. Kennedy stood at the helm of the greatest power the world had ever seen, a booming American nation that he had steered through some of the most perilous diplomatic standoffs of the Cold War. Born in 1917 to a striving Irish American family that had become among Boston’s wealthiest, Kennedy knew political ambition from an early age, and his meteoric rise to become the youngest elected president cemented his status as one of the most mythologized figures in American history. And while hagiographic portrayals of his dazzling charisma, reports of his extramarital affairs, and disagreements over his political legacy have come and gone in the decades since his untimely death, these accounts all fail to capture the full person. 
 
Beckoned by this gap in our historical knowledge, Fredrik Logevall has spent much of the last decade searching for the “real” JFK. The result of this prodigious effort is a sweeping two-volume biography that properly contextualizes Kennedy amidst the roiling American Century. This volume spans the first thirty-nine years of JFK’s life—from birth through his decision to run for president—to reveal his early relationships, his formative experiences during World War II, his ideas, his writings, his political aspirations. In examining these pre–White House years, Logevall shows us a more serious, independently minded Kennedy than we’ve previously known, whose distinct international sensibility would prepare him to enter national politics at a critical moment in modern U.S. history.  
 
Along the way, Logevall tells the parallel story of America’s midcentury rise. As Kennedy comes of age, we see the charged debate between isolationists and interventionists in the years before Pearl Harbor; the tumult of the Second World War, through which the United States emerged as a global colossus; the outbreak and spread of the Cold War; the domestic politics of anti-Communism and the attendant scourge of McCarthyism; the growth of television’s influence on politics; and more.  
 
JFK: Coming of Age in the American Century, 1917–1956 is a sweeping history of the United States in the middle decades of the twentieth century, as well as the clearest portrait we have of this enigmatic American icon. 

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$40.00
ISBN: 9780812997132
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Published: Random House - September 8th, 2020

NEW YORK TIMES EDITORS’ CHOICE • A Pulitzer Prize–winning historian takes us as close as we have ever been to the real John F. Kennedy in this revelatory biography of the iconic, yet still elusive, thirty-fifth president.


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1774: The Long Year of Revolution by Mary Beth Norton

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Tuesday, March 16, 2021 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm
Virtual
Louisville, KY

The Filson Historical Society's

Gertrude Polk Brown Lecture Series Presents

Mary Beth Norton

1774: The Long Year of Revoltion

 

Tuesday, March 16, 6:00 p.m. 
Live, Virtual Lecture via Zoom 
Registration Link: https://www.simpletix.com/e/The-Gertrude-Polk-Brown-Lecture-Series-1774-The-Lo-Tickets-62789
Free 

 

Mary Beth Norton keenly focuses on the sixteen months during which the traditional loyalists to King George III began their discordant “discussions” that led to their acceptance of the inevitability of war against the British Empire and to the clashes at Lexington and Concord in mid-April 1775.   
   
Drawing extensively on pamphlets, newspapers, and personal correspondence, Norton reconstructs colonial political discourse as it happened, showing the vigorous campaign mounted by conservatives criticizing congressional actions. But by then it was too late. In early 1775, governors throughout the colonies informed colonial officials in London that they were unable to thwart the increasing power of the committees and their allied provincial congresses. Although the Declaration of Independence would not be formally adopted until July 1776, Americans, even before the outbreak of war in April 1775, had in effect “declared independence” by obeying the decrees of their new provincial governments rather than colonial officials. 
 

MARY BETH NORTON is the author of five books and co-editor of several others. Her textbook, A People and a Nation, a survey of U.S. history written with five other authors, has been published in ten editions and has sold more than 500,000 copies. Norton is the Mary Donlon Alger Professor Emerita of American History at Cornell University. 

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$18.00
ISBN: 9780804172462
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Published: Vintage - February 9th, 2021

From one of our most acclaimed and original colonial historians, a groundbreaking book tracing the critical "long year" of 1774 and the revolutionary change that took place from the Boston Tea Party and the First Continental Congress to the Battles of Lexington and Concord.

A WALL STREET JOURNAL BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR


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ISBN: 9780385353366
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Published: Knopf - February 11th, 2020

From one of our most acclaimed and original colonial historians, a groundbreaking book tracing the critical "long year" of 1774 and the revolutionary change that took place from the Boston Tea Party and the First Continental Congress to the Battles of Lexington and Concord.

A WALL STREET JOURNAL BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR


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